Semester 1 focuses on evaluating your strengths and interests, and actively connecting them to a career path and industry expectations.
Through the research you’ll conduct for this module you will build a deeper knowledge and understanding of the specific job roles that interest you most. And with this knowledge you’ll be able to identify your developmental needs and devise a personal learning strategy for the remainder of this course.
This means that from now on you are expected to take increasing responsibility for the methods and the media you work with.
Give a 10 minute presentation, based on research into two alternative career paths in Animation or associated careers within the Animation Industries. This presentation must: be a comparative evaluation of these two chosen career options include interviews with people in those careers
Working independently, conduct research into two areas of specialist animation practice (two jobs or roles) that you’ve identified as potential career goals.
The results of your research will be condensed and formatted to create an Assessed
10 minute Presentation (PowerPoint or similar) together with a hand-in file of your independent research.
For this research project your first aim should be to investigate what the jobs or roles entail, the typical entry requirements for applicants, and the potential career routes available in this field of animation practice.
Your research should be a combination of:
Primary Research (or Field Research).
This will involve collecting evidence by interviewing 10 or more practitioners and employers (case studies) in order to develop a deeper understanding of this area of practice in relation to skills and the needs of industry. N.B. not everyone will reply to your questionnaire so factor this in to the number of people you canvas. Realistically it would be wise to expect a 1 in 4 response rate. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Books, magazines, journals, documentaries, on-line evidence; this kind of research should be critically evaluated as there may be interesting contradictions. Some of this material may even represent marketing or publicity; or it may be dated in relation to technology and procedures.
Research Project Presentation
- 10 minutes maximum (you will be timed).
- All group members will take a turn at presenting.
- Evidence of primary research (based on 10 Case Studies ).
- Evidence of secondary research (see above)
- 1 copy of your on-screen presentation (e.g. PowerPoint) on disk to be handed in.
- Contact practitioners (case studies) early on and use methods such as questionnaires as a means of comparing and critically evaluating responses.
- Regularly meet with your peers and tutor to evaluate evidence and push the ambition of the investigation.
- Collaborate and share information.
- Rehearse, polish and deliver your findings in a professional manner.
- Hand-in materials: edit, annotate and format your independent research work as a .pdf document.
- Demonstrate initiative and planning in relation to setting up work experience, entrepreneurial activities or study opportunities post Semester 2.